INSPIRED by Maya Angelou….

 

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

New Theme ” Inspired…”

 

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – ANAIS NIN

Spring is almost SPRUNG!

And I want to be inspired by all &  inspire everybody.

I am turning 50 years old soon.

I am in fool realization that this is my second act blooming .

I want to look into my past, my heritage, my family to learn about them so I can understand my self better.

I want to appreciate my gifts, and learn from my mistakes.

I want to continue being creative, expressive & authentic.

Also I want to perfect  the art of loving my self, which I have not always had the time for or understood the importance of.

I am grateful to have this platform… And you who choose to read my words.

Enjoy these collages of the images I took recently at The Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Being so close, to G.d’s creations.. I fully meditate & make sure I am present from today onwards.

 

MO2GO (Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad)

 

MO2GO ( quick healthy casual recipes from meals I cook daily)

Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad

Ingredients:

Arugula
Butternut squash
Crumbled Goat Cheese

Toasted Pine Nuts

Pomegranate Seeds

Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar
Balsamic Glaze
Salt
Pepper
Honey
Direction:

Dress the butternut squashes with olive oil, salt, pepper and honey.
Bake cubed butternut squashes in  350 degree oven till crisp and slightly burnt.
Dress Arugula with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt , pepper and honey.
Top greens with the squash, crumbled goat cheese and the pine nuts.
Also drizzle the whole thing with balsamic glaze.

My cozy Purim memories…

 

Happy Purim to all of you who are celebrating…

Some of  best childhood memories include this particular holiday in Istanbul, Turkey.

My Dad always purchased these amazing assorted FRUIT GLACÉ (glazed fruits) from Istanbul’s premier patisserie , Divan Pastanesi.

Almost all fruit came in glazed form, yet my personal favorites were young  green figs, melon grind and grapefruit.

Here is how to make them via blogger extraordinaire David Lebovitz. (Making Glazed Fruit, Citron)

His piece is very entertaining… Because he lives the sweet life in Paris.

French love their glazed fruits… I once had a VERY hallelujah moment on streets of Nice, France… open markets were full of vendors selling them by kilos.

I think the recipe is very Provence.

Since I do not have the time nor the energy to make these babies…

I am running to Russ and Daughters in Lower East Side over the weekend.

I wish you a great weekend, and plenty of chances to catch up with your childhood memories.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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